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Nov 18, 2014

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Quinoa Capsicum Pulao
Today's recipe is a healthy, delicious and Vegan One Pot meal with Quinoa and vegetables - Quinoa Capsicum Pulao. More than Millet I love Quinoa and including it in my diet regularly. This time experimented the Indian way as One Pot Meal and it turned out so good. When Hema of Aromatic Cooking, gave me the two secret Ingredients,Capsicum  and Cashew nuts for Shh Cooking Secretly Challenge Event, an event by Priya, I wanted to make some rich cashew tomato curry sauce with Mushrooms but then decided to go with simple cooking and prepared this Quinoa Pulao with both the Ingredients in it.

Quinoa Pulao Recipe
Quinoa Capsicum Pulao Recipe
Prep time : 5-10 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes
Serves 1 generously.

  1. Quinoa   1/4 cup
  2. Onion   1/4th of a medium sized onion(sliced thinly)
  3. Peas   2 tbsp(fresh or frozen)
  4. Capsicum   less than 1/4 cup(diced)
  5. Purple Cabbage/Cabbage    1/4 cup(cut lengthwise)
  6. Lemon Juice   1 tsp
  7. Ginger   1/2" piece(crushed)
  8. Garlic   2 clove(crushed)
  9. Green Chili  2 or 3(slit open)
  10. Turmeric Powder   a gnerous pinch
  11. Salt to taste
To Temper
  1. Oil  1/2 tbsp
  2. Clove 2 no.
  3. Cinnamon 1/2" stick
  4. Bay leaf   1 small
  5. Cashew nuts   5 no.
  • Rinse quinoa using a strainer and soak it with enough water and keep aside.
  • Then chop vegetables, crush ginger and garlic and keep ready.
  • Now heat oil in a pan, add the tempering ingredients one by one let it fry well.
  • Then add crushed ginger and garlic, dry mint(a generous pinch) saute it and then add sliced onion and saute for half a minute.
  • And add cabbage stir fry for a minute.
  • Then add 1 cup water,lemon juice, peas, salt and bring it to boil.
  • Mean while, in an another pan, heat few drops of oil and saute diced capsicum for 1-2 minutes and turn off the stove.
  • Once the water started boiling, add soaked and drained quinoa, mix well and cook till done.
  • Then add the roasted capsicum, fluff quinoa gently and cover the pan with lid and let it rest for a minute.
  • That's it...Quinoa Capsicum Pulao ready. Serve hot with Raita!
The same way instead of Quinoa you can use any millets or brown rice or basmati rice or any cooking rice. Only add water according to the grain you use.
I had some purple cabbage so used it in the recipe, you can add the regular one or skip it.
I don't have fresh mint so I used dry Mint.
Quinoa Pulao Recipe

Quinoa Pulao Recipe


  1. perfect use of ingredients.. So healthy and tasty pulao

  2. oh that is such a hearty one!!! so tempting and so healthy!!

  3. Very healthy pulao, looks yum too!

  4. I tried many times to buy these Quinoa.. but didn't get :( very delicious n tmptng Sangee

  5. Sangeetha,
    This looks so yum. i suppose purple cabbage gave you such lovely color.delicious looking pulao

  6. Kind of healthy it

  7. dont like quinoa but this recipe is bang on, will try :)

  8. i am in love with this recipe :) shall try it soon dear

  9. The pulav looks superb, you have used the ingredients very nicely Sangee..

  10. oh i just love the pics and the healthy pulov..yummy one

  11. Very healthy dish have to try out some time so yumm.

  12. very healthy one indeed and a comfort meal too...looks delicious with added capsicum :)

  13. Healthy and wholesome pulao, looks delicious..

  14. Love it .. very healthy dish.

  15. Nutritious pulao, just prefect for my dinner rite now.

  16. A very healthy and tasty Pulao...


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